Steven Paige, BA (Hons) Fine Art Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader at the college, recently worked with Jerwood Charitable Foundation as one of a number of mid-career artists from all regions across the UK to nominate early-career artists for inclusion in the upcoming 'Survey' exhibition.
Running from 3 October 2018 to 16 December 2018 in Jerwood Space, London, ‘Survey’ is a major new exhibition presenting new works by 15 early-career artists, within the first five years of their practice, from across the UK.
'Survey' provides Jerwood Charitable Foundation's largest review of contemporary art practice in its 12 years of programming, spanning a breadth of disciplines. Marking a departure from its 17 year support of the Jerwood Drawing Prize, and coinciding with Frieze London 2018, 'Survey' takes a non-institutional approach to selection with 35 mid-career artists - including Steven Paige, Ryan Gander, Andy Holden and Rachel Maclean - nominating the most promising new UK artists working today.
Artists have been selected from nominations made by over 50 established artists, between them covering each UK region, to seek the most outstanding and dynamic early-career artists making work currently. The selection has been made by Sarah Williams, Head of Programme, Jerwood Visual Arts.
Exhibiting artists: Chris Alton, Simeon Barclay, Hazel Brill, Flo Brooks, Emma Cousin, Joe Fletcher Orr, Tom Goddard, Ashley Holmes, Lindsey Mendick, Nicole Morris, Milly Peck, Anna Raczynski, Will Sheridan Jr, Rae-Yen Song and Frank Wasser.
"'Survey' brings together some of the most dynamic artists working across the UK today. While diverse in content, the works in the exhibition speak to the current moment when artists are questioning identity, family relationships and their political and social position."
– Sarah Williams, Head of Programme, Jerwood Visual Arts
Steven Paige nominated artist Flo Brooks (b. 1987), who uses painting, collage and drawing to explore relationships between gender, labour, pathology and architecture. Predominantly working with acrylic on wood, he uses his own experience as a queer transperson to examine how different power relations are reproduced and sustained within specific contemporary settings, to throw up questions of autonomy, agency and ownership. Flo Brooks graduated with a BFA Fine Art from Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, University of Oxford in 2010. He currently lives and works between Brighton and the South-West.
Developing throughout the year, 'Survey', curated by Sarah Williams, will explore myriad themes including familial and personal identity and social and political frameworks in the context of their active relationships with contemporary art practices.
'Survey' builds on Jerwood Charitable Foundation’s specialist knowledge and experience of working with early-career artists, acquired through its running of the Jerwood Visual Arts programme, and will be accompanied by an event series including performances, talks and screenings.